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Georgia Innocence Project
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Studies estimate that an astounding 3-5% of men and women in prison are innocent of the crimes for which they are imprisoned -- roughly 1,500-3,000 in the state of Georgia. Some of the most frequent factors leading to wrongful convictions include government misconduct, eyewitness misidentification, inadequate defense at trial, incentivized informants, false confessions, and flawed forensic science.


At the Georgia Innocence Project (GIP), we fight to free the imprisoned innocent by reinvestigating cases in order to find DNA evidence that will prove the true perpetrator’s identity. If there is a compelling claim of innocence and DNA evidence still exists, we then litigate to test that DNA and petition for the client’s exoneration and release. Since its inception, GIP has received more than 6,800 requests for assistance, including 1,400 from Alabama. Learn more about our exonerations here

Volunteer attorneys and law student interns help to investigate our cases and prepare them for litigation under the supervision of Executive Director Clare Gilbert. To learn more about our active cases, including the tragic false conviction of Joey Watkins covered by the Undisclosed podcast team, click here.

We could not do this work without the support of concerned citizens like you. When you make a tax-deductible donation to GIP, your contribution helps pay for postage to respond to prisoners requesting assistance, Open Records Request fees, travel to interview witnesses and visit clients with case updates, and expert forensic science consultations to name a few. 

On behalf of our clients and exonerees, GIP thanks you for joining our struggle!

 

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